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Letter To The Ed-itor: Time For Involvement

Dear Ed-itor: I recently read from the Monroe County Independent of the city of Waterloo’s stance on legal marijuana. Shame on me for not getting involved before, but it is definitely time for involvement. There seems to be a handful of people in this town that are against allowing any business to open selling legalized……

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Was It Right For Sheriff To Post Joke Pertaining To Epstein’s Death?

The Ed-itor was left scratching his head after a recent viewing of ‘The Facebook”. This past weekend our fine County Sheriff, Neal Rohlfing, decided to ‘share’ a meme that is making the viral rounds over the social media sphere. The post, as denoted above in an attached picture, apparently depicts former U.S. Vice President Hillary……

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New Hospital Names Take A While To Get Used To

Corporations buying out formerly Catholic-owned hospitals have got me scratching my head. The former St. John’s at I-44 and I-255 was bought out and is now Mercy Medical. The same company bought out St. Anthony’s in South County and we are now supposed to remember to refer to it as Mercy South. And ol’ St…….

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Looks like we’re in for a long, cold, wet winter…

The signs are pointing toward a severe winter to hit Monroe County. The fall’s two main folklore coming winter predictors, permissions and woolly worms, are both showing signs of a harsh winter. First the persimmon kernals came up spoons, this means there will be a lot of snow to shovel. And now the woolly worms……

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Only In Monroe County

Is it me, or is there something just a bit not right about this? To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can purchase a subscription here.

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Unique Monroe County License Plate

Rita Brinkman proudly displays that she is one of the many longtime Valmeyer residents who survived the Great Flood of 1993. She and husband, Bruce, live on a farm wests of old town. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can…

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Calgon, Take Me Away!

Working on a website and keeping up with social media makes the Ed-itor want to go back to the good ol’ days of plunking away on a manual typewriter. Of course, long hours of typing on a manual typewriting may lead to this…. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent. …

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Did You Lose Your Grover?

Following Waterloo’s Pumpkinfest, these items were found on the Courthouse Grounds. Those wishing to claim an item are asked to stop by the Waterloo City Hall. This is a case to be solved by Super Grover… To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a…

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9,452 Days!

Something happened Saturday night that the Ed-itor never thought would occur… Gage Wienhoff, youngest of the Ed-itor’s two nephews, treated Uncle Ed to dinner Saturday night, Oct. 19, at JV’s Downtown Bar and Grill. The two had a great meal – both ordering the barbecued pork steaks. When the bill arrived on the table, Gage grabbed……

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Persimmons Predict Heavy Snow This Winter

Better get your snow shovels ready for this winter. The persimmons have spoken …. and their prediction is that Mother Nature will cover Monroe County in snow this winter. There was a big persimmon harvest at this end of the summer with a bumper crop being picked. When then seeds were halved, the “shovel” was……

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